KansaiBeerLvrs (3566) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red Hookís 2014 Out of your Gourd Pumpkin Porter 5.8% Bottle served in a shaker pint.
This was picked up on Rakuten from Yamaichi. It pours a deep cola black with a thin brown head of foam that dissipated fast.
The aroma is really nice, light cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of ginger in a chocolate bun. Yum.
Medium to light bodied, the initial flavor is pumpkin pie spices, then roasty dark malts, a dab of chocolate and pumpkin flesh in the finish. I am digging this beer, solid - then again itís a year old so fresh it may have been a spice bomb...
drjay44 (3090) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Bottle July 15 2015. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with minimal lacing, over a clear, dark brown body.....nose is cocoa, light chocolate, no coffee, from the roasted malts, light cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg from the spices, no esters or hops, balance to the spices......taste is slightly sweet, with moderate cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, light cocoa, hints of chocolate from the roasted malts, light earthiness, finishing dry with mild herbal hops spice bitterness.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, low carbonation. This is an interesting beer. The pumpkin was used with a light hand, and is hidden under the spices and the roasted malts. As such, it is more of a spiced Porter than a pumpkin beer many of which are overly dominated by the squash taste. This really is a Spice/Herb/Vegetable, rather than a Porter. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5
sharkbcr (140) - Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a modest tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon. Overall a decent pumpkin porter that isnít overwhelmed by the pumpkin.
ordybill (831) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass in a pub in Gettysburg, PA. This beer has a black color with a tan colored head. the aroma is full of malt and yeasty bread with a hint of pumpkin. The flavor is very malty with a slight pumpkin flavor, very nice. I found this to be one of the most interesting takes on pumpkin beers and I would definitely drink this again.
bubbleflubber (2077) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a chocolate-mahogany hue into the glass, with an initial frothy choco-tan head that reduces to a thin ring of suds that leaves no lacing of which to speak. The nose is of chocolate and pie spices, focusing on clove. Flavors of sweet processed pumpkin, black cherries and dark chocolate, finishing with Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and light clove and ginger notes. The mouthfeel is smooth with semi-active carbonation. The medium body is easily quaffable on the palate. The best Red Hook offering Iíve had so far, and tries to stick to the qualities of a porter as best possible for the marketed masses. Decent.
George999 (292) - Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, the color is solid black with light barely penetrating, the head is thick dissipates slowly is brown white in color, the aroma is punkin spice with a little sweetness, the taste is rich a good amount of spice and there are chocolate notes as well. The mouthfeel is medium not very thick, the finish is roasted and a little spice notes.
tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and chocolate. Taste is pumpkin pie, vanilla, and chocolate.
arn8897 (244) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of pumpkin and spice. Flavors the same with some malty sweetness. Medium palate. Really nice ale.
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Drank from the bottle. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Taste is malty and spicy pumpkin.
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jbuskirk (935) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pureed pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger? Thatís a whole lot for one Porter. Whatís surprising is that Out of Your Gourd doesnít really reveal much of its added features. Thatís both good and bad. On the upside, Out of Your Gourd doesnít taste like some random-ass mess thatís weighed down by its added parts. Downside is you donít really get to appreciate the full effect of the included fall flavors. Aroma is quite nice: lots of sweet ní spicy character. Flavor is underwhelming. You get some pumpkin and spice but not much - and virtually none of the syrup. While Iím happy the additions donít spoil the integrity of the Porter, this wonít be a favorite fall treat for me. Iím still not sure Iím on board with pairing pumpkin and dark ale, either.